Collect Kubernetes data 🔗
The Splunk Distribution of OpenTelemetry Collector provides integrated collection and forwarding for all Kubernetes telemetry, such as metrics, APM traces, and logs, to Splunk Observability Cloud.
The Collector is deployed using a Helm chart. In a Kubernetes cluster, the chart creates a Kubernetes DaemonSet as well as other Kubernetes objects.
Supported versions 🔗
This Kubernetes solution has been validated in Kubernetes environments that use Minikube, Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS), and Google Kubernetes Engine. See more details at Supported Kubernetes distributions.
Start the integration 🔗
To start a Kubernetes integration, follow these steps:
Log in to Splunk Observability Cloud.
Open the Kubernetes guided setup . Optionally, you can navigate to the guided setup on your own:
In the navigation menu, selectto open the Integrate Your Data page.
Select Add Connection. The integration guided setup appears.
Follow the steps in the guided setup.
Advanced install 🔗
For advanced installation instructions, see Install the Collector for Kubernetes.
This includes details about:
Setting the destination for the Collector to Splunk Enterprise or Splunk Cloud (
splunkPlatform) or Splunk Observability Cloud (
splunkObservability), including information about HEC endpoints
Check access tokens 🔗
Access tokens are organization-level tokens that, by default, are valid for one year. For access tokens created prior to February 28, 2022, the expiration date remains 5 years from the creation date.
You must use an org token to authenticate emitters that send data points to Splunk Observability Cloud. You can use an org token in long-running scripts that call the API.
For more information, see Create and manage organization access tokens using Splunk Observability Cloud.
Learn more 🔗
Configure the Collector. See Configure Helm for Kubernetes.
See how to send Kubernetes logs in Configure logs and events for Kubernetes.
Learn about the Collector commands. See Splunk Distribution of OpenTelemetry Collector commands reference.
Troubleshoot Collector issues. See Troubleshoot the Collector.
Troubleshoot Kubernetes and container issues. See Troubleshoot the Collector for Kubernetes.
For a list of host and application monitors, see Available host and application monitors in Splunk Observability Cloud.